ETCH Logo


Get In.
Get Out.
Feel Better!

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, in partnership with TeamHealth, opened Knoxville’s first pediatric urgent care center. Children’s Hospital Urgent Care is a convenient option for pediatric walk-in treatment when your doctor’s office is closed. As partners with your child’s physician, we provide timely reports sent directly to your doctor’s office to ensure continuity of care.

Our Team

Rita Westbrook, MD

Medical Director, Children’s Hospital Urgent Care

Dr. Westbrook is a board-certified pediatrician with more than 16 years of pediatric emergency medicine experience. She has worked in the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department for the last 10 years.

 

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

 

Education: MD-University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

 

Residency: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN, Pediatrics 1990

 

Certifications:

Board Eligible Internal Medicine (Tennessee and Alabama)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Advanced Pediatric Life Support

Advanced Hazmat Life Support

 

Professional Affiliation:

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Emergency Medicine

 

Other:

Committee on Pediatric Emergency Care, Chairman 1998-2010

TN EMSC Executive Committee 2006-Present

TN EMSC Foundation, Board Chair 2011-2013

TN EMSC Disaster Committee, Chairman 2014-2017

 

Matthew Blair, MD

Physician, Children’s Hospital Urgent Care

Dr. Blair is a board-certified pediatrician with experience in outpatient pediatrics and newborns.

 

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

 

Education: MD-University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

 

Residency: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the Newborn Center at the Regional Medical Center, Memphis, TN 2012-2015

 

Certifications:

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Basic Life Support

 

Professional Affiliation:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Jeffrey Abrams, M.D.

Physician, Children’s Hospital Urgent Care

Dr. Abrams is a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of pediatric experience. He has worked in the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department for the last 16 years.

 

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

 

Education: MD-Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

 

Residency: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1994-1996

  

Professional Affiliation:

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Medical Association